Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 232, December 4, 1995

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 232
BID: $OPDX.232
December 4, 1995
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF-80 BBS Cleveland, Ohio
Online at 216-237-8208 14400/9600/2400/1200/300 8/N/1

Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, QST, K1BV, NA2M, WG3I, KJ4VH, NM7M, K9RHY, DF4RD, F5IZK, F6AJA, G3NYY, I2UIY, ON1AIG & ESDX, PS7AB, VK1FF, VO1XC, DL9GOA & DXNL and G4BUE & The DX News Sheet for the following DX information.


Starting around 1500z on December 8th, 1A0KM will be on the air until December 17th. Operations will take place on all bands (160-10 meters) and modes (SSB/CW/RTTY) including WARC and satellite (144/430) on the usual DX windows. There will be up to 3 stations active at once. Andre, ON1AIG, informed OPDX that 1A0KM will begin satellite active on December 12th. Andre states, "Look for me on both AO-13 and AO-10 around 890. Remember, the first hours I'll split, useless to call on my downlink! JA stations will only have decent window on AO-10, I'll try to be QRV on AO-10 as much as possible." QSLs go to IK0FVC direct: Francesco Valsecchi, Via Bitossi 21, 00136 Roma, Italy or via the bureau.


The DXNS report that Frank, DL8YHR, is planning to be active March 1-10th (1996) from 3V8BB. Activity will be on satellite (AO-10 and AO-13) and also EME on 144MHz (using 600W and 4 x 17 element yagis).


Reports indicate Ted, LZ1WR, will be here in March of 1996. He hopes to operate from 5A1A, possibly with his daughter, LZ1HH. He plans to build monobanders for the usual DX bands and possibly improve the low band antennas.


Dave Moody (5V7MD) and his wife, Janet, have returned to the Republic of Togo after her surgery. He is a supervisor for the Baptist Mission Hospital in Adeta. Dave operates mainly SSB and a little CW around 14165 everyday at 2130z. QSL to AB7BB, Chuck Degard, 919 W. Vaughn St., Tempe,AZ 85283. SASE and NO Bureau cards.


Alan, G3XAQ, will be active now until December 12th as G3XAQ/6Y5 on CW running QRP. QSL via homecall.


Mark, ON4WW, who was signing 9X/ON4WW has received his new callsign and is now signing 9X4WW. Look for his activity on all bands.


Bob, K9RHY, will be in Beijing from December 6-9th. He has made plans to operate from the club radio station BY1QH (which is operated by Tsinghua University Amateur Radio Club, TUARC) through the efforts of Shun (Sean) Yao, BZ1LUV.


Look out for Meg N2NQI, Dave WG3I, Walt G3NYY and Tim G4VXE who will once again operate on all bands from New Providence Island (NA-001) now through December 10th. Callsigns will be homecall/C6A. Activity will be mainly CW and RTTY. QSL via home calls, EXCEPT WG3I (via G3AUA), direct or via bureau.


Gerard, F2JD, now active as S79JD, is staying a few more days in Seychelles. He will stay there until December 8 or 10th. Due to this change of plans, his return trip via Kenya is cancelled. His trip to Malagasy (5R) is still confirmed for the begininq of January.


Samuel/F5IJT and Jean-Jacques/F5SZK will arrive on Possession Island (46 S 51 E, Crozet archipelago) on Decmber 14th, and will be signing FT5WE and FT5WF, respectively. They hope to have two stations active for 12 months. Activity will be on CW, SSB, and they hope to be active also on RTTY, SSTV, Packet Radio. Suggested frequencies:
CW - 3505, 7005, 10105 & 10115, 14005, 18075, 21005, 2489, 28005 kHz
SSB - 3792, 7045, 14145 & 14245, 18145, 21245, 24945, 28445 kHz
A beacon will transmit on 6 meters using the callsign FT5WE. QSL FT5WE via F5GTW, Touyeras Claude, 23 rue des Chardonnais, cite de la Diete, 86130 Jaunay Clan, France. QSL FT5WF via F5IZK, Loiseau Andre, ecole de Garrabet, 09400 Garrabet, France.


Eiji, JQ1SUO will be active as JD1/JQ1SUO between December 23th and January 3rd. QSL via CBA.


The DX News Sheet reports that Martti, OH2BH, says negotiations for the timing of P51BH and P51XX operations are well underway and an announcement is expected shortly. ON4BAQ said (on 20 November) that P51BH and P51XX were QRV for four days from 18 November working only CW with OH, OZ, ON and W6 stations. QSL via BY1PK.


On December 6th, the 70th anniversary of the first amateur radio contact in Poland performed by the Polish radio amateur Tadeusz Heftman, call sign TPAX, and a Dutch amateur Ten Kate, call sign N-OPM, will occur. To commemorate this event, the editor of the Radioamateurs Bulletin "QTC" and the HQ of the PZK will put in operation a special amateur station with the call sign SP0TPAX. This station will be on the air from December 1-15th, on all HF bands with modes CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL cards are to be sent via SP2FAP or directly to the "QTC" Magazine address (PO Box 18, 82-312 Elblag 13, Poland).


The VK1 Division of the Wireless Institute of Australia will activate special event station VI100GM, from December 5-11th, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Guglielmo Marconi's first wireless experiments. Activity will be on all bands using RTTY, SSB, and CW. As part of the commemoration they will be demonstrating amateur radio and EME to engineers and university students at Canberra University using a newly operational dish. The EME demonstration is planned for 11 December from 1800-2330z on 70cm (and possibly 23cm). QSLs should be sent to: VI100GM, GPO Box 600, Canberra, ACT, 2601, Australia.


Look for ZW5VB to be active December 7-10th, from Farol Santa Marta (DFB SC-12). This station qualifies for the Brazilian Lighthouses Award - DFB. Activity will be on 80-10 meters CW/SSB. QSL via PP5SZ, P. Sirzanink, Rua Pd Roma 194/704, 88010-090, Florianopolis/SC, Brasil.


Warren, VK0WH, arrived on Macquarie Island on November 18, making the trip on short notice. Bob, NM7M, reports that Warren will have to use some commercial gear at the station with a synthesizer instead of a VFO. His operating frequencies will be 14130 kHz for SSB, 7010 kHz for CW and 3570 kHz for SSB. While Warren does not give any operating hours, he did indicate that he will have a regular sked with VK4ATS at 1000z on 14130 kHz, starting December 10, and indicated that others are welcome to call in. Warren will be advised to try to listen up the 20 meters band, should he try for contacts with stateside stations. Warren's original intention was to have a very low key amateur radio operation because he won't have much free time. He will be on the island for a full year, so perhaps he will be able to do more than originally planned once the routine of work settles in. Warren indicated that he may not be able to get any QSLs out for quite a few months or possibly until he returns home, so those who need VK0 for DXCC will have to be patient. Warren was heard this past week on 7009 kHz on 1130z. (ed. The above is part of an edited excerpt orginally written by Bob, NM7M.)


G0WAZ reports that Jim Smith, VK9NS, plans to return to Andaman island in February 1996.


OH1EB has left Yangon with some 9000 QSOs, 3800 in the CQWW CW Contest. The station remains in place with more activity expected in January by OH1NYP and OH2BH, concentrating especially on 160/80 and the areas of the world with the most difficult path (central and eastern North America). All XZ1A QSOs up to this point --more than 25k-- will be compiled into one database. QSL labels will be printed soon, with cards going out by early January. QSL via JA1BK. (Excerpt from a Tim, KJ4VH, press release)


The RW3AH DX PacketCluster have reported activity by YA9XL on 40 meters between 1730 and 2230z. The operator states to QSL via F5TCN. There are no other details to report and no QSNs have been reported on the Ohio/Penn Network.


Daniel, FK8FU, will be active on all bands between December 18 and January 1996. QSL via N5AU.


The December issue of QST reports that Ron, ZL1AMO, is involved with a group of ZL operators who plan to be on the air from Kermadec in May 1996. Landing permission has already been granted, and there are no operating restrictions. The only problem is raising funds. The operation will cost about 30,000 US dollars.


The DX News Letter reports that Trond/LA1TV, Ingun/LA1LIA and Oddvar/LA9JX want to work as ZK1ATV, ZK1LIA and ZK1NJX from Aitutaki (OC-083) from December 9-14th. They will use the same calls when they worked from Manihiki Island North Cook (OC-014) between December 28 and January 4th (1996). Suggested Frequencies: CW - 3505, 7005, 10105, 14005, 18075, 21005 kHz / SSB - 3795, 7045, 14195, 18145, 21295 kHz. QSL via homecalls.


The DXNS report, "An HF licensed amateur is believed to be due at ZS8MI in March 1996".

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